Life is for Living

Thoughts on faith, family, friendship; hope, love and laughter


Small In Stature, Big In Heart

 “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body,  so it is with Christ.  For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.”  1 Corinthians 12:12-14

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Have you ever heard of Our Lady Of Sorrows (OLOS) R.C. Church? No?

Well I am not too surprised because you are definitely not alone, but OLOS is a local beautiful church:

set on an amazing parcel of nature in St. Peter
nestled within the small community of Ashton Hall and
filled with worshippers who possess a big spirit.

Here we pray together, sing together, and comfort each other together. In spite of being a small parish we are big in offering support when you get married, baptize your children, renew your vows or host a special celebration with us.

So whether you are a Bajan or someone who is only visiting the island for a little while, whether you are tall or short, whether you are big or small, whether you are young or old (aka it just does not matter!) there is always room for you at Mass on Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

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Follow these directions to find us


Your Wall WILL Fall

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Photo by Gale E

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” Joshua 6:2-5


Take a moment and really read these verses from Joshua. Then read them again. What a weird instruction! No fighting, no battle, no physical engagement whatsoever; just marching and more marching. Do you know how hard that must have been for brave men used to swinging swords and axes? Many of us may have asked after hearing this word: “Lord, is that really a workable feasible successful strategy? Are you sure you’ve got this right?” Yet Joshua never faltered but stepped out in faith, and as we know the walls of Jericho collapsed – exactly as God had foretold.

Why this story today? Because there are lots of walls around us; I know I have more than a few. We can see big looming walls of debt, health challenges, work issues, not having enough time in a day. The car breaks down, our mom or dad or child falls ill, the boss keeps giving us projects on top of projects. Worse yet, our dreams may be still dreams after a number of years and we wonder if there is any real meaning to this thing called life.

Pause … and remember: God fights our Jericho battles for us. We do not need to curse, fight, protest loudly, throw our hands up in the air in despair or have high blood pressure. If we march out in faith (and admittedly it might be more than seven times or even seven times seven around said walls) blowing our trumpets of praise, then the walls WILL fall. In the meantime, we will ignore the naysayers and the doubters and the people who laugh in our faces because they think we are crazy. We are not crazy. We are simply marching onwards to our sure victory. Do I hear an ‘Amen’?

Walk out in victory dear friends; our God and Father is good🙂

“When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.” Joshua 6:20

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

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To Be or Not to Be? The Real Life Question



Have you ever asked yourself this question? It can of course come in a variety of forms e.g. should I do or not do, should I go or not go, etc. but what makes the thoughts on this question found on beautifulbarbadosblog so interesting would be the very history behind the question itself.

So take a quick moment, breathe, pause and then go on over to the article here; and if you have not done so as yet you may just be better able to find your personal answer from within.

Good luck!







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Circles of Nostalgia

No longer shiny, no longer new
No longer a sign of me tied to you
My heart doesn’t cry
(Too many years have gone by)
But today as I sit
I’m amazed they still fit!

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Gale Weithers, 2016

“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.” ~ Robert Morgan

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We Are God’s Awesome Delight


“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)


What a beautiful verse! And I admit I strongly feel the need to really hold on to God’s promises – like in a vice grip of sorts, if only to keep me from tumbling over the cliff of life and into a deep valley of overwhelming despair which means it’s comforting to know that God is indeed living right here among us.

For example, I once travelled to the Dominican Republic to attend a quarterly management meeting with an awesome team of ‘movers and shakers’. As we got started I felt it was truly great to have an infinite supply of ideas, yet my enthusiasm was tempered by this little fact: execution can more often than not become a challenge when resources are finite rather than infinite. We shared our various views around the table and I took as many notes as possible but gradually, I felt as though my poor heart was going to explode out of my chest (quietly however, so as not to disturb the meeting but explode none the less). How would the items on our extra-long To Do List ever be completed within the stipulated deadlines? Continue reading